Chhath Puja 2022: Celebrations, Date and Significance

Chhath Puja 2022: Celebrations, Date and SignificanceChhath Puja is an old Hindu festival that is dedicated to the Surya Dev and Shashthi Devi. Chhath Puja is celebrated after Diwali for four days in Bihar, Jharkhand, and eastern Uttar Pradesh in India. Chhath Puja is also called Surya Shashthi, Chhath Mahaparv, Chhath Parv, Dala Puja, Pratihar, and Dala Chhath.

Chhath Puja 2022: Date

  • Chhath Puja 2022 celebrations started on 28th October 2022 and will continue till 31st October 2022.
  •  The Shashthi tithi commences at 5:49 am on 30th October 2022.
  • The tithi will conclude at 3:27 am on 31st October 2022.

Chhath Puja 2022:

Kaddu Bhaat or Nahai Khai

  • Chhat Puja’s first day is known as Kaddu Bhaat or Nahai Khai. on this day, Paravaitin (the main worshipper who observes fast) cooks the Satvik Kaddu Bhaat which is served as ‘Bhog’ to the sun god in the afternoon.

Kharana

  • The Chhath Puja’s second day is known as Kharana and on this day, Paravaitin cooks roti and rice kheer and serves it as ‘Bhog’ to the Moon god or Chandradevta.

Arghya –

  • On the Chhath Puja’s third day, a full-day fast without water is kept. The main ritual of the day offers Arghya to the setting sun.

Dusri Arghya or Usha Arghya

  • On the fourth and final day of Chhath Chhath Puja, the 36 hours long fast is ended after giving Arghya to the rising sun.

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